🕹️Kids wanna know: How do you create video games? Are virtual reality games coming?

Elementary students interview Jenny Martin, senior producer with Electronic Arts (EA)

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Hey Kids! Have you picked up a controller or had fun playing a video game on your phone recently? Well, someone out there had to make that game work and put a lot of time and energy into creating it.

In this week’s KSAT Kids edition of “Kids Wanna Know,” elementary students interviewed Jenny Martin, a senior producer with Electronic Arts (EA), a video game company in California that has created many games that you’ve likely played or at least heard about.

In the interview, Jenny said she works with a wide range of talented people to help bring the games to life. She says creating the games are fun and that she works with producers, programmers, engineers, as well as marketing and packaging people to develop the games. She goes on to explain how she got started and why girls can be successful working in the industry, whether as a coder, designer or sound designer.

Fast Facts

  • EA is the abbreviation for Electronic Arts, which is based in Redwood City, California
  • EA develops games for many Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers
  • EA has more than 450 million registered players around the world and some games include Battlefield, Need for Speed, The Sims, Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Army of Two, Titanfall, and Star Wars, as well as the EA Sports titles FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live, NHL, and EA Sports UFC.

During the interview, the interested students asked a lot of questions. You can watch the extended interview shorts for even more from the interview below:

Fun trivia questions for students

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About the Author

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

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